Valencia’s Las Naves: “We’ll pass the baton to Utrecht and Alba Iulia”

2 April 2019

In a crucial year for the PlastiCircle project, we caught up with Julián Torralba, R&D manager with Las Naves. Julián tells us how Las Naves is bringing PlastiCircle to citizens, how marketing will make the difference, and why the San Marcelino neighbourhood is the perfect test bed for PlastiCircle innovations.


Julián, why is the period of April-May 2019 so important in the PlastiCircle calendar?...

European Parliament adopts new rules on single-use plastics

28 March 2019

European Union efforts to tackle marine litter were boosted with the adoption of new rules on single-use plastics by the European Parliament.

On 27 March 2019, legislators in Strasbourg voted on the Single-Use Plastics Directive, agreeing on measures to ban selected single-use products made of plastic, measures to reduce consumption of plastic food containers and beverage cups, and on extended producer responsibility schemes – sc...

Next PlastiCircle general assembly set for Valencia

28 March 2019

PlastiCircle will mark the start of its first pilot initiative in Valencia with a general assembly meeting on 27-29 May 2019

The PlastiCircle consortium will meet again in late May 2019, shortly after the start of the project’s first pilot in Valencia’s San Marcelino district.

As with other general assembly meetings, the project team - in addition to the innovation committee and advisory board – will meet over...

EU projects on the circular economy of plastics – informing policy through research and innovation

15 March 2019

The PlastiCircle project has been featured in a new publication by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, cementing the project’s position as a valuable learning tool for policy makers in the circular economy sphere.

‘A circular economy for plastics: Insights from research and innovation to inform policy and funding decisions’ was published on 4 March by the European Commissio...